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September 19, 2023

Astra is a fast, highly customizable, and lightweight multipurpose WordPress theme. Learn how you can use WPML to translate websites built with Astra.

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Getting Started

Start by installing and activating the following:

  • Astra theme
  • WPML core plugin and WPML String Translation add-on

If you’re new to WPML, check out our Getting Started Guide. It quickly walks you through all the translation options you can use.

One of these options is Translate Everything Automatically – the quickest way to translate and the easiest way to keep your content up to date. This feature automatically translates pages, posts, custom post types, custom fields, taxonomies, WooCommerce products, and more as you add and edit content.

Translating Pages and Posts

See our Getting Started Guide for more about translating pages and posts with WPML.

Translating Categories, Tags, and Other Taxonomies

In this example, we demonstrate how to translate standard post categories. You can translate any other taxonomy using the same method.

  1. Navigate to WPMLTaxonomy Translation.
  2. From the Select the taxonomy to translate drop-down menu, choose Categories.
  3. Click on the plus icon to translate a specific category.
Navigate to the taxonomy translation screen
  1. Add the translated text and click on the Save button.
Translate the categories and Save

See our detailed documentation on translating taxonomies.

Translating Texts From the Astra Theme, Plugins, and Other Places

Besides content coming from posts and pages on your site, there are usually some texts coming from other places. The most common examples are themes and plugins.

To learn how to translate these texts, read our documentation page about translating strings.

Translating Menus

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please see our complete menus translation tutorial.

Translating WooCommerce Elements

Astra theme is compatible with WooCommerce. To translate everything that WooCommerce offers, download the WooCommerce Multilingual plugin (WCML) from your WPML account. Visit our dedicated WCML documentation to learn how to setup a multilingual store and translate your products, categories, variations, shipping classes, and more.

Known Issues

Right now, there are no unresolved compatibility issues between this theme and WPML. Search all known issues.

Getting Help

In case you need help translating your site built using Astra and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.